Basic Meeting Planning Training in St Louis

May 20th, 2011

Need some basic meeting planning training? Join me at the Missouri Meetings & Events 2011 St. Louis Regional Expo May 23-24, 2011. There is a great line up of colleagues presenting help for planners. I’ll be presenting two sessions. Read the rest of this entry »

Creating the Event’s Objectives and Goals

May 17th, 2011

“You’ll never FIND until you DEFINE”

“Have you communicated?”

These two quotes have helped to guide me in life and business. As a meeting planner or event manager, I can complain all day about not having, not accomplishing and people not following. But the question remains, did I define what the final picture looks like and have I communicated that to the rest of the world or do I just think I did? Read the rest of this entry »

Calculating The Bottom Line in Event Management – Part 5

May 9th, 2011

Now that you have a good grasp of your anticipated revenue and expenses, you may be asking, “What does it all mean?” Read the rest of this entry »

How Are We Going to Pay for This Meeting? – Part 4

April 28th, 2011

Unless your organization has decided to fund 100% of the entire meeting, your event will have money coming in. Read the rest of this entry »

Event Management | What is This Meeting Going to Cost Us? – Part 3

April 26th, 2011

Planning committees will often establish “Blue Sky” thinking when planning a meeting or event. Committee members will throw anything and everything against the wall and see what sticks, without ever asking, “Do we have the money?” Read the rest of this entry »